The merger of the city services and the Public Centre for Social Welfare (OCMW) in Kortrijk was an excellent opportunity to commit to the circularity of office furniture.
In an initial phase, an inventory was drawn up of the material at the various sites. Various avenues of action were then deployed:
The city's own workers were used to repair, redesign and clean existing furniture. These colleagues are now completely on board with the idea. They are working with the purchasers in the search for tailor-made solutions.
This example shows that the solution doesn’t always have to be sought from external companies, and that a lot can be achieved with in-house staff. Regular consultations between building managers and purchasers are required to properly identify changing needs.